ReadyBoost Compatibility

I purchased a USB stick at the weekend to speed up my ailing Sony A190. Unfortunately the ReadyBoost gamble didn’t pay off. Windows Vista ReadyBoost requires uniform behaviour of the memory – my transcend jetflash 110 has, apparently, got 128Mb fast memory and the rest I guess not so flash. The ReadyBoost FAQ can be…

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Agile Project Management Using Scrum

Thanks to eBay and www.PM-Audiobooks.com I purchased a scrum audio book. It’s taken me 8 months or so to finally get round to listening to it. Primed with a new opportunity to use Scrum I thought it pertinent to remind myself what enthused me in the first place. Note, my perception is that agile estimation…

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Microsoft SOA and Business Partner Conference

As an advocate of BizTalk I was interested in helping present with Mick, the ecosystem around RFID for this conference. With David Chappell coming along, and a bevy of talented folk its sure to be a great event! Thursday 30th November 2006 – SYDNEY Register now – places are limited On 30th November we are…

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List of BizTalk Persistance Points

From various ranger talks (and some suggestions from Bill Chessnut) I realised that persistance points were not always what you wanted (especially for performance reasons). NOTE: Call orchestration shapes do not cause persistance points so there is good reason to split large orchestrations into smaller ones (ie. orchestration modularisation/ratioanlisation) Here is the list of persistence points…

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Sydney Mobility

Last night I popped along to the Sydney Windows Mobility User Group. Very interesting stuff. I stayed just enough time to see some of the robotics development tools (on board CE robot) and a demo of barcodes a beta idea from Windows Live. The barcode is less of a barcode and more of a graphical…

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BizTalk Host Best Practices

Following up on a recent question. In my experience has been that the use of hosts is mostly for isolation and grouping (execution) but what can bite you is memory capacity (say 1gb) of the host process (particularly in a 32 bit environment). I have seen in projects isolation by functional area as well as…

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New gadget – i-mate SPL

You know when things are bad when you are now no longer buying gadgets for yourself and begin to start justifying gadgets by buying them for your wife.  Well in this case her previous phone got stolen (my fault – left the car door open). So criteria for phone (smartphone – ability to have synchronised…

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ASP.Net Scavenging

I’ve been working recently on configuring .net 1.1 ASP caching for a customer. I remembered through this article that absolute expiry isn’t exactly what it seems. Its a real pain sometimes forgetting things – so this blog can act as some sort of pseudo memory for me; hopefully I wont hit this problem again! Basically the…

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ASP.NET Custom Caching

In most production solutions, changes are considered a very risky maneuver. So, typically one reduces risk by introducing a solution that would: Limit the number of code changes to as few places as possible – ideally inside caching only Limit the impact of code additions so that the performance is as optimal as possible The…

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